Norwegian export to Russia in first six months 2010
In the second half of the year 2010 Russia has emerged as a biggest importer of the Norwegian trout followed by China, reports www.megafishnet.com with reference to the Norwegian Seafood Export Council. The exports to the Russian Federation were down by 6,938 tonnes or 41.6%. Meanwhile, in the same period, the volume of exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout to Russia fell by 50%.
Herring and mackerel
In the first six months of 2010, Russia is the biggest importer of herring from Norway, with the market there valued at NOK 546 million. In the first half-year, the biggest markets for exports of mackerel were Russia and Turkey.
Strong growth in exports to Russia
In the first six months 2010 the value of exports of Norwegian Salmon to Russia totalled NOK 1.2 billion, up 60% compared to the same period last year. The volume of exports increased to 36,218 tonnes, an increase of 39%. In June, the value of exports increased by NOK 119 million or 82%, making Russia the second biggest export market for Norwegian Salmon.
Exports of Norwegian Fjord Trout in the first half-year fell by 22% to NOK 736 million compared to the same period last year. The biggest export market for Norwegian Fjord Trout was Russia.
In the first half-year of 2010, Russia was the biggest market with 80,000 tonnes, down by 3,000 tonnes compared to the same period last year followed by Nigeria and Ukraine in the third place with 38,000 tonnes. Export to Ukraine has fallen.
In the first half-year of 2010, the biggest export markets for herring fillets were Russia with 33,000 tonnes, Germany with 30,000 tonnes, Poland with 12,000 tonnes and Ukraine with 5,000 tonnes. Ukraine was the only market to show a decline in exports compared to the same period last year, with all the other markets showing significant growth. The average price for fillet products in the first half-year of 2010 was down by 17%.
The biggest market for mackerel exports has come to be Russia with 9,000 tonnes followed by Turkey and China. Exports to Russia have shown a decline. The average price for frozen whole mackerel in the first half-year of 2010 was down by 18%.
In the first half-year of 2010, Ukraine was the biggest export market for capelin with 29,000 tonnes (down by 4,000 tonnes), followed by Russia with 19,000 tonnes (down by 32,000 tonnes). The average price for frozen whole capelin in the first half-year of 2010 was down by 12%.